How Long Does It Take to Paint a House Exterior?

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Painting your house is a time-consuming job, not a quick DIY project. If you want to give your home’s exterior a fresh coat of paint, it’s best to leave it to a professional painting company that can yield high-quality results. But you may be wondering, exactly how long does it take to paint a house? Keep reading to find out what factors will determine the length of your exterior repainting project.

How Long Does It Take to Paint the Exterior of a House?

The time it takes to paint an entire house varies from project to project. One of the biggest factors determining how long it takes to paint an exterior is the size of your home. It can take around three to five days for an average-sized home, a one or two-story with less than four bedrooms. A larger than average-sized home can take around five to seven days. The time it takes to paint the exterior of a house depends on a variety of other factors, including:

  • Size of Crew: How many painters will be working on your house? The more painters, the faster they will complete your project. PAINT CORPS™ can assemble a team of professional painters to efficiently complete your new paint job without sacrificing quality.
  • Weather: If possible, you’ll want to work with your painting contractor to schedule a project date with ideal weather conditions. Not only so the crew doesn’t have to work in poor weather themselves, but so that they’re working in ideal temperature ranges and weather conditions for the paint. It’s best to paint your house during the summer or warmer weather so the paint can stick to your house’s surface correctly and effectively dry. If it’s too wet, rainy, or cold, the paint may not adhere correctly and will have a longer dry time.
  • Prep Work: A lot of prep work goes into preparing your home’s exterior so it’s ready to paint. It takes the right team and the right tools to power wash the house, protect the landscape and any other items from drips, and complete any necessary caulking, sanding, and priming. Your painting team may also need additional time to fix loose or damaged siding and remove peeling paint.

There is no fixed number that measures the amount of time it takes to paint a house. Depending on the factors listed above, plus clean-up, painting your home’s exterior can take anywhere from a couple of days to a week. However, that’s nothing compared to the years you’ll be enjoying your house’s new look!

Are you ready to paint your home’s exterior to add some curb appeal? PAINT CORPS™ has an expert team ready to provide efficient and quality painting services. Whether interior painting or exterior painting, our Veteran-only franchise is the best choice for all your residential painting needs. Plus, we back all our painting services with the PAINT CORPS™ 5-Year Touch Up Warranty! Find a location near you to get started on your next house painting project.

Burgess Perry is the Founder and CEO of PAINT CORPS™ Franchise Group. After serving in the U.S. Army for nearly 10 years, Burgess began a new chapter by opening a painting company in the Tampa, Florida area. He hit the ground running and after five years of unprecedented success, he decided it was time to give back to his fellow military veterans. That's when he founded PAINT CORPS™, a veteran-only franchise founded on military values like service, respect, integrity, and duty.

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